January 7, 2020

I am thinking of what my next steps will be.  The idea of working in the art field, even teaching is attractive to me right now.  To teach in the higher education realm I need a masters in fine art.  I explored teaching at Painting With a Twist but it didn't seem to be...

December 31, 2019

My senior exhibit at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville opened December 4, 2019 in the West Gallery at SIU-E's Art & Design Studio.

Seven of my senior-year works were displayed.

This is Jane Barrow, my professor, teacher and mentor, pictured with me here. What a...

December 16, 2019

On Saturday, December 14, I fulfilled the requirements for a BFA in Painting at SIU-E, graduating Cum Laude! Oh Lawd! A fulfillment of an ambition going back to when I was 18, starting as a freshman at University of Arkansas.

The photo is with my daughter, Amber, and si...

September 7, 2018

Hello again and hope you are all doing well!  We've had an eventful and bittersweet spring and summer.

I finished the spring semester at SIUE just about the time my dad became ill in Arkansas.  Paul and I made several trips there while Daddy was in the hospitals in Faye...

March 31, 2018

Sorry to be so long in communicating, I've been busy with SIU, my husband, and our Cecily Dawg...a somewhat hyperactive one-year-old Wheaton Terrier. 

Starting Friday, March 30, three of my paintings will be on display in the MySLART 33 April exhibit at Old Orchard Gall...

December 28, 2017

After a successful semester at SIUE in painting, I was inducted into the BFA program officially.  Hurrah!  Three cheers for me!  Even at my age I think it is important to pursue your dreams.  After 40 years I am enjoying learning all I can about painting!    Here are s...

December 28, 2017

After an opening on November 24 my painting" St. Boniface in Edwardsville, Illinois"  was on display with other Churches of Madison County in the Edwardsville Art Gallery.  Today this painting was picked up and brought home.  Thank you EAG!

May 27, 2017

I'm just completing a Plein Aire course at SIU-Edwardsville as part of the curriculum in pursuit of my BFA.  I have several small paintings here that may interest you.  I'm asking only a small price for these...to cover cost of materials and help a little with tuition...

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